Male or female California Valley Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lydiagirl99, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi ! I got these Quail probably about a week or 2 ago. I'm not sure how old they are so if you can't give me a gender maybe you can give me an age. This is just one quail out of my 5 . I have one quite a bit smaller than this and 1 quite a bit bigger than this. I can take more pictures if needed ! Thank you !
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  2. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's still a little too young to determine sex. Wait for a little longer.
     
  3. bigbuc

    bigbuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they said they were 2 years of age, wouldn't they be very old quail?
     
  4. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Years? I think lydiagirl99 said weeks. Besides, even without a given age, the feathering/plumage gives it away that they are still young. Adults never look like the ones in the posted pictures.
     
  5. bigbuc

    bigbuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew I shouldn't have said anything... Apologies.
     
  6. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bird in the picture is small but looks fully feathered so appears to be around 5 weeks old. Check their breasts; if speckled-females. If reddish, then males.
     
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  7. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you ! So you think I could sex them right now at 5 weeks of age ?
     
  8. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I missed that they were Valey Quail and my reply was for Cots. Disregard my previous post.
    They look to be 3-4 weeks old.
    The male will have a blackish face & head with pronounced white stripe with a bluish gray breast.
    The female will be kinda subdued with a solid brown in the face, head & breast.
     

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